Eminem Sticks Up for Taylor Swift

Eminem and Taylor Swift

Everyone from Britney Spears to Michael J. Fox have borne the brunt of Eminem’s wrath, but Em is sparing Taylor Swift. The once ruthless rapper has a soft spot for the country crooner.

At one point in his career, Eminem may have targeted Swift in one of his songs, but the “Not Afraid” MC is taking a different stance when asked about his thoughts on Kanye West’s VMA debacle. “He shouldn’t have done that,” the father told SPIN of Kanye’s outburst. “I mean, she’s a little girl.”

Eminem is raising his three daughters who are not too far in age from Swift. He remains very protective of them, telling the magazine, “The less that’s out there about the kids, the more chance of them having a normal life. I want the world to know how much I love them, but at the same time you gotta know when to pull back.”

His biological daughter Hailie, a prominent subject in his songs, is now 14 and Em is very conscious of what he reveals about her. “It’s a catch-22: I want to, as a father, express my love for my girls, but I don’t want to go too far with it, where it becomes a hindrance in their lives. When they were younger, it didn’t matter, it was easier.”



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64 Comments

  1. love love 90210

    Eminem please… this is just too easy.

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  2. MB

    Ummm ok? He sounds dumb, lol. For one, the Kanye thing was almost a yr. ago. Get over it! (Plus we all know Beyonce >>>>>> Taylor)

    As far as expressing his love for his daughters, why does he act like he might be tempted to molest them or something? “I don’t want to go too far w/ it”

    FAIL. :/

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    Jenica Reply:

    @MB, shut up you bitch he doesnt want to reveil much cause he wants them to have a normal life idiot if u dont know what your talking about then just dont say anything idiot i love eminem so shut up

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  3. Anonymous

    While I think it’s great he has decided to leave her alone, it annoys me that he had to talk about it. She has moved on from the Kanye incident, and Kanye has too. I wish everyone would just stop talking about it. Taylor Swift is not a little girl. She is turning 21, which is no where near his daughters’ ages. He should just not speak about other artists. In the end, it will only make people mad and cause trouble.

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  4. Vina

    That happened how long ago.

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  5. Rhino

    I say Taylor deserved it after stealing Jazmine Sullivan’s album title LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER IT WAS RELEASED. She stole shine from a much more talented artist, so I gave a two-minute standing ovation when Kanye did what he did!

    Maybe she’ll think next time before she swagger-jacks the urban music community!

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  6. WOW

    Didn’t the VMA incident happen like 10 years ago? Lame…

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  7. wonder

    lol guys he was asked about ! grow up . – ” why does he act like he might be tempted to molest them or something? ” – jesus christ you need a brain !

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    Jenica Reply:

    @wonder, right at least your smart

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  8. ...

    it’s not like he brought it up himself. interviewers ask about it and i’m glad he was honest with his answer. i’m glad he didn’t just ride with kanye because they both are rappers.

    the VMAs were less than a year ago, not 10 years ago.

    i love me some jazmine but fearless isn’t exactly the most original album title. it’s been a title for cowboy mouth, crystal lewis, eighth wonder, family, keri noble, nina hagen, phillips craig and dean, terri clark, vaughn, collin raye, tim curry, and francis dunnery and i’m sure there’s more.

    i’m not a taylor fan and i despite everything about kanye, but i think the hate she has from urban music fans is ridiculous. criticize her for her music or whatever, but she didn’t do a thing wrong at the vmas last year.

    if you loved beyonce, maybe your ass should have voted harder for her and she would have won. you only have yourself to blame if you’re not satisfied with the results.

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  9. ROHF4L

    You guys sound like Em brought it up. He was just answering questions the interviewer asked him.

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  10. kt

    Ur a dumbass if u think votes rule the VMAs

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  11. MSTV BLOG

    This Is Very Strange Eminem Hates Everyone

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    Malcolm Agius Reply:

    @MSTV BLOG, That is very true

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  12. Sasha

    Taylor Swift is not a little girl and this happened forever ago. Move on.

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  13. headphones

    ha when i first saw this post i was like, ‘he’s prolly only sayin nice things about taylor cuz his daughters prolly love her’ and then i opened up the post and he’s talkin about his daughters lol thats cute though, he’s def changed and i like his attitude

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  14. Shaytan

    The best thing that happened to her career was K. West. She owes life to this guy…

    I Miss the Old M

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  15. Diana

    It looks like Taylor can’t defend herself.

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  16. philly11

    He was asked about it. And in my opinion can’t nobody do shit about it. I wait for one of these rappers to come at Em because they will take a lyrical ass-whoopin. He wins on the charts and in the booth…if u don’t like it kill yaself!! lol

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  17. LAX

    yeh,,west was the icing on the cake for t/swift
    she made over 40 million this year for music!!!!

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  18. stellar2

    everybody started liking Swift because they felt sorry for her on what happened at the VMA’s. i don’t like the new eminem, his songs are lame. I like his old songs and the way he used to do it. now his rap is just annoying.

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  19. Free Weezy

    Fuck Kanye !!!

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  20. Toya

    This doesn’t shock me. I mean what person would agree with what Kanye did? I don’t even like Taylor Swift and I agree that Kanye was a jerk. So the person you thought deserved the award didn’t get it. Suck it up and move on. Course he must have felt like even more of an ass when Beyonce won the evening’s biggest prize. And I hope Taylor Swift sent a thank you gift to Kanye because he made her career.

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  21. myke757

    He was asked about it so he had to answer and for the ignorant person who referred to him molesting his daughters he said he dnt wanna go to far in regards to talking about them to respect their privacy….UGH cm on.

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  22. Maxi

    FUCK EMINEM!!

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  23. Brandon

    she’s not a little girl. SHE’S ABOUT TO TURN 21!

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  24. Tex

    First off, he was asked about the situation, not please talk freely about whatever’s on your mind. Second, he’s a person who stood up for what he believed in and that was the whole kanye thing was wrong. It’s over with so that’s that, but the boys album is still beast.

    Disagree and you’re a communist

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  25. Tex

    @ Maxi….just jealous cause you can’t do it, grow up homey

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  26. cosmolitetz

    EM IS CORNY

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    Mike Reply:

    @cosmolitetz, Lil Wayne is corny not Em

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    Jenica Reply:

    @Mike, yah

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  27. Laura

    I’m pretty sure she broke records with the release of her Fearless album. & Was the top selling artist of the decade (don’t quite know which record she broke.) So yeah, she did deserve the award she got. I laugh at your jealousy. & I applaud Eminem for saying what he did, except, she’s almost 21 so no she is not a little girl anymore. Anyways, hands down, what Kanye did was wrong. But it was a long time ago and it should be put to rest. They’ve both moved on from it.

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  28. felicity

    Did you guys fail your reading and comprehension tests? Em was asked about the incident by the interviewer. The interviewer was the one who would not let Kanye go.

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  29. felicity

    @rhino who the hell is jasmine whatever? blame herself for being obscure and blame her fans who didnt buy her music off itunes enough to launch her higher on the charts. they probably rapishared her songs and bitch on boards like you. blame the management for not promoting her, too but dont blame someone like taytay. jesus

    i like the new Em. He sounds matured now. I grew up listening to him and i evolved from being angry to being calmer, too. I’m proud of him.

    It is risky talking about his daughters because he was so sexually graphic with his depiction of women in his songs. So i understand him wanting to protect them. he is a good father although he could suck as a life partner.

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  30. Candice

    All these people saying it should be put to rest but here you all are talking about it. The media is only feeding your appetites.

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  31. really

    i dont think what kanye did to taylor swift was nice but it definately helped her career so she cant be too mad and taylor swwift if a adult she is almost 21 eminem
    and @laura the award wasnt for best abulm it was for best video which taylor swift’s video wasnt it was a regular cute video and im just sayin just cuz you have a good abulm dont mean u should win a award that not deserved

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  32. imeafk

    plz guyz stf. Em was asked about this and answered. He didnt mention it from nowere.

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  33. kani k.

    now he‘s old and vulnerable …

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  34. Sultan

    there seems to be a lot of idiots in the house !! sorry !
    HE WAS ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT IT. WHAT do U expect him to say , ” Sorry i cann’t answer that , too old for me !” …

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  35. Jade

    WTF is he talking about? And why did this come up? That incident happened last year so why would they ask him about that?

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  36. cari s.

    That people still remember that… And besides, Kanye did the right thing. Beyoncé actually deserved it more than Taylor.

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  37. Athens

    first of all this is a new eminem,,that finally betterd himself,,he did not bring it up people,the damn people asked him about it so he answerd..and if ya was smart he ment by saying not taking it far is that his girls could get teased or something like that,people use that against u anywhere,where ya family is caught in fame and your getting older and ur not even in the fame yet.she’s a teen so it could affect her in a bad way

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  38. taj mahal

    He was asked about it so stop attacking and @shaytan you’re a hater and something wrong with you. He is matured and if you dont like it then grown up.

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  39. on the move

    damn can yall just let him answer the question he was ASKED without jumpin down his throat. yall too funny

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  40. on the move

    @felicity…if you dont evenknow who Jazmine SULLIVAN is then why the hell are you commenting? and i suggest you get laced up on yo shid

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  41. PURDYBOi1

    You guys are a bunch of idiots. He simply answered a question. What is the need to talk about him and talk negative on Taylor Swift?

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  42. So not telling

    its kinda nice for eminem to stiick up for taylor cuz she didnt deserve wat kanye said on the vma’s

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  43. slim shady

    eminem you are the best and kanye it’s bitch

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  44. slim shady

    eminem you are the best and Taylor Swift it’s bitch

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  45. eminem

    i think eminem is reall sweet and i love how is protective of his daughters he’s a good father!…i like this new matured clean eminem!

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  46. meeea

    yall are all stupid he could have dised taylor but instead he stood up for her and yallare going to complain about it yall are idiots- all of u

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  47. Kanye West

    stupid people :’(
    not Em, nor Taylor, not even Beyoncé, now I think it should’ve been Hannah Montana. I am the Best.
    support me bitches.

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    destany Reply:

    @Kanye West, hanna montana is sooooo for 5-9 year olds, plus shes doin this “lady gaga” theme…bearly nobody likes her, so she probably wouldnt have even been nominated

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  48. nikki

    this just makes me like eminem even more! he is such a good raper and a good guy too! i dont blame him u got to watch out for ppl and he is doing his part this is very nice of him to do….

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  49. nikki

    i meant RAPPER!!!

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  50. loler

    lol, obviously, hailee loves taylor swift….

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  51. karen

    Okay to the people on the top and to everyone else like wtf Em didnt Bring that shit up if you guys read right He was asked about what he tought so that was his response. so shut ur mouth.
    Thats all i gotta say.
    Haha Em your amazing!
    <3

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  52. Daniella

    All the idiots that say somthing bad of Em couse he is deffending Taylor, give the world a favor and kill yourself.
    Love Em. Love Taylor.
    And again, haters: FUCK YOU :)

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  53. apirlt98

    I think it’s awesome for Em to stick up for Taylor Swift. Taylor mit not be a little girl, but shes alot younger than Em. Wayda go Em!

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  54. destany

    I think it’s soooo cool that hes taking up for taylor. Hes a nice guy, and an AWESOME rapper! he was asked about it, don’t you guys know how interviews go?!?! Eminem is the best thing in the world to me… and i don’t appreciate you guys talking about him (especially when hes doing something good). so to all of you who said mean thing about him, you should really take the time to realize that hes trying to be better!

    thats all i got to say
    SHADY 4-EVER! <3 <3

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  55. chelsey

    I love eminem and hate taylor swift so he shouldn’t stick up 4 her coz she’s sut but its ok coz I over love him ay but anyway stop hating on my man please

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  56. Aubree

    Honestly if you guys hate it so much why read the article? If you thought it was dumb no need to make hateful comments and just be jack asses about the whole deal. And he wasn’t bringing up old ‘news’ he was answering the questions being asked. I believe that he refers to her as a little girl because she isn’t exactly his age, haven’t you guys ever noticed how elderly people refer to people in their 30′s as kids? And just because he is expressing his love for his daughters does not make it sound like he is going to molest him he is saying he needs to start pulling back because they are getting older and they aren’t little girls anymore!

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  57. Tiffaniee

    Why is everyone hating on eminem? You gotta respect that he is an amazing father. The song “when I’m gone” is one of the most touching songs Ive ever heard, expressing his love for his daughters.

    Sure he says not the most appropriate things but that is what made him famous and successful, slim shady. Overall the main reason why he wanted to achieve what he has now is to provide a better life for hailie.

    And eminem was ASKED about Kanye and Taylor, do don’t be hating on him because he was talking about it.

    Stop hating.

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  58. Cameron

    Okai im sorry but outta all the people to defend anyone we would all want Eminem look at the Mariah carey thing Eminem can still Rap like a beast Recovery was his way of saying sorry to his fans now that hes back hes better than ever Taylor swift is lucky not to have Eminem diss her and Eminem saying he loves his daughters is a good thing hes not heartless hes always cared about his daughters

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